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Nov 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
jennings discussed his book "the century" co-authored by todd brewster. the book uses color photography and the stories of ordinary people to describe the past 100 years. this is about an hour. c-span: peter jennings, author of--or i should say co-author of "the century"... >> guest: emphasis on 'co.' c-span: ...with todd brewster. you--you ask us in the beginning to read this like a novel. why? >> guest: well, i suppose what we really want to do at the beginning is emphasize this is a journalist's history, this is a journalist's work, not an historian's work. todd and i like to say no historian in their right mind would take on 100 years in 600 pages, if the period at all. i think because we want you to pick it up and read it anywhere. i don't want you to think of it as encyclopedic. i want people to think that it's experiential; that you can pick it up anywhere, and you can look at a picture or you can read a caption. the captions are quite long, as i think you've seen--and you can just take off. and it's driven by people stories. todd is the real architect of this, and he likes to jo
Nov 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
simple answer. first of all of course as you can understand i want us to reach an agreement but i think we have to reach out in a sensible realistic way. one of the problems is that the piece thinking and peace concept will not renew in 20 years. this is what i think we need fresh thinking. you will not trite to -- a 25-year-old chevy. so i think it's time to thank fresh and to describe it in just a sentence. when israelis open their hearts and decided to go to peace in 1993 the result was a waive of terror and buses exploding in central jerusalem. when israelis took a giant step forward and the peace agreement in 2000 the result was the worst suicide bombing terror offensive ever. when the israelis opened their hearts the third time and we withdrew from the gaza strip and the result was rockets coming in life in southern jerusalem must awful. it is understandable why middle-of-the-road realistic well-meaning israelis are afraid their fears are somewhat justified. yet i say let's not surrender to fear but let's think and bring out the new creative idea of how we move forward and learn f
Nov 2, 2013 6:00pm EDT
chat to us then. so thank you, and thank you, carla, for a wonderful book. >> thank you for coming. [applause] .. creating their own image and so i think it's valuable sometimes to go behind that. so usually i am the one who is trying to get behind that and tell you what's going on. >> next on booktv encore booknotes. "the informant" is the count of the fbi and justice department collaboration with the high-level informant to collect information implicatiimplicati ng a large corporation. in this booknotes interview from 2000 author kurt eichenwald reveals how the scandal in the mid-1990s was complicated when the government discovered its source a senior executive at the firm was involved in his own illegal activity. this is the second part in a two-part series. you can watch the first part on line on c-span: kurt eichenwald, what is the brief synopsis of "the informant?" >> guest: "the informant" is about the highest-ranking corporate executive who ever worked as a cooperating witness with the fbi, who was producing evidence of an international price-fixing conspiracy a
Nov 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
--in 'till death do us part' as a commitment and has stood by her husband for these many years. c-span: what role did she play in this whole story? >> guest: i--it's interesting in a way, and in--and in a way that--that, i'm sure, is very troubling for her. she kind of set everything in motion because mark whitacre was telling her, on the day that the fbi was coming to talk to him about this--this supposed phone call from japan, from this fellow fujiwara, who was going to-saying that they were--he would--he would take $10 million to reveal who from japan was sabotaging the adm plant. mark told ginger about this; that the fbi was coming to talk to him about it. he did not reveal that he had made up the whole story of the phone call from japan. he was very nervous, very tense, as i think any of us would be if we were about to lie to a federal agent. and she knew something--in the course of those discussions, she learned that there was something else going on at adm. she learned that there was price-fixing going on at adm, and she told her husband, 'you have to tell the truth.' and mark was ver
Nov 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
. this is all sheer speculation but kennedy of course comes down to us now as it's an open book. you can write anything onto it you want because he was killed at the age of six, only 1000 days in the white house. he had a sense of the ironic. he would have seen the irony in the fact that his early death gave him this enduring hold on the public and it is fascinating to me because when kennedy was assassinated a popular president elected to a second term, 50 years after his death hardly anyone remembered who he was but here we are a couple weeks away from kennedy's 50th anniversary and i'm telling you i am inundated with requests from poland, from russia, from switzerland, from sweden, from denmark, american journalists and my dear departed mother used to say it's a case of crying with a loaf under either arm. [laughter] but i'm getting tired of it. i vowed after november 21, somebody said you write a book to get a subject so november 22 i don't want to talk about kennedy anymore. people are so eager. i can't imagine any other president about whom there is that sort of feeling. >> we have a few
Nov 16, 2013 6:55pm EST
that is commodities are used as a tool for investment, it's making prices on food and fuel much higher in importing countries and much more volatile and i'm wondering if you have a comment on that? thank you. >> why don't i start with the first one about the commodities trading in kenya. let me preface bye bye saying i am not an economist. i'm a food writer but i can tell you this. of course in my research i found that cassava is a product that apparently is available in quite a number of countries as a staple, as a starchy root that doesn't yet trade here but apparently is in good standing to potentially become a commodity in the future. apparently it's rather nutritious and grows well. it might have implications for being a potato like substitute or grain like substitute so that might be number one bullet in my mind. i am sure that coffee, cocoa and also if it grows and if there is a market for it, if there is a demand for it, if they're some sort of volatility i think it's a potential candidate. and then the second question if i'm getting this right, the question was about volatility. i'm not su
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